Village Leader Refuses to Set Up Brainwashing Sessions
(Minghui.org) Officials from the 610 Office looked at several villages in my area to set up brainwashing sessions in the fall of 2015. These sessions are part of their ongoing attempt to intimidate Falun Dafa practitioners and stop them from suing Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Several village leaders in our township already knew about the persecution, so they told the officials that there were no suitable places for the sessions in their villages.
They eventually found my village CCP secretary, who was young and just recently appointed to his position. He did not realize the ramifications of what he was agreeing to, so he agreed to help them. He found a vacant house and prepared it to hold brainwashing sessions.
I walked by the house and saw a man guarding the door, and asked why he was guarding it. He said that the house was ready for practitioners and that they would be brought there to be transformed. I alerted the other practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts to stop this. I then went to the Party secretary and asked him to change his mind.
At first, he hesitated. He said that he was afraid of being criticized by the Party's upper management since he had just been appointed to his position.
I became very solemn and said, “This will have an impact on you, your family, and our village. It is a matter of life and death. What goes around, comes around. If you do this it may bring our entire village bad luck. The other villages have refused to help the CCP. Why can't we?”
I continued, “These brainwashing sessions are held to persecute innocent people. Some who participated in the persecution have received karmic retribution.
“Do you remember that the supervisor for our city's gold mine developed a terminal illness after he provided a place to hold brainwashing sessions? He went to the best hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai for treatment, but nothing helped. He suffered so much. Practitioners tried to clarify the facts to him. He realized that it was retribution and later closed the brainwashing center. He died because it was too late, and he had done too many bad things. Everyone knows about this very sad story.
“You are a good man. Since you're the leader of our village, you have the final say, but please think about what I've said.” I also explained that millions of people had quit the CCP. He said that he would think about it.
I visited him again a few days later and he exclaimed, “Please help my wife and I withdraw from the CCP. I already told the upper management that the people in our village don't want to hold the brainwashing classes here. As a village leader I cannot ignore public opinion.”
I was very happy for him, “You are doing a good thing and you'll be blessed. On behalf of the entire village, thank you!”